Position Title : Migration Health Officer (COVID 19)
Duty Station : IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 26 July 2020
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
IOM supports the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) & Ministry of Health (MOH) in Libya to strengthen health service capacity and response to the COVID 19 pandemic and supporting the national strategic plan in alignment with IOM Libya COVID 19 Strategic Response Plan. IOM Libya is working closely with National Center for Disease Control (NCDC)/ Ministry of Health (MOH) and health sector partners in Libya on different pillars of the COVID 19 response plan and leading on the Point of Entry (POE) pillar and major contribution to Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE), essential services/case management, Infection Prevention & Control, disease surveillance and cross boarder coordination. The support is centred in strengthening capacity at the border points to effectively prevent, detect and respond to the infectious diseases and other public health threats. IOM also provides; integrated surveillance and disease control training for the frontline health staff working in border areas, and health facilities, necessary medical and health commodities for the border posts and referral facilities; analyses and reports on population mobility trends in priority health zones to inform preparedness efforts, as well as risk communication assistance to sensitize cross border population and neighbouring communities. IOM’s approach for preparing and responding to disease outbreaks and future health threats is also anchored in IOM’s Health, Border and Mobility Management (HBMM) Framework. The framework links an understanding of population mobility with disease surveillance and provides a platform to develop country-specific and multi-country interventions emphasizing health system strengthening along mobility corridors in line with the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR). IOM is an active partner of the Ministry of Health in supporting Point of Entry Surveillance during outbreaks.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Migration Health Coordinator in MHD of IOM Libya, and in close coordination with the relevant units in the country office (CO), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for implementation of IOM’s COVID19 response and preparedness project/s in the mission. The responsibilities include supporting the Migration Health Coordinator with technical and operational oversight, coordination with different actors including donors and development of implementation strategy.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Support the CO in contributing to the development of IOM’s overall response strategy in relation to Country national preparedness and response plan document with close collaboration with management and internal technical team.
- Support in strengthening IOM/Ministry of Health- MoH overall response capacity, identifying and responding to challenges and mitigating key gaps in collaboration with the entire team.
- Monitor the implementation of COVID 19 preparedness and response activities of IOM in coordination with MHD team and provide feedback.
- Provide an overall technical and operational oversight of IOM’s COVID 19 response projects in the Country.
- Represent IOM at the high level Committee meetings including meetings with donors, UN agencies and other partners, especially the sub-working groups meetings on different pillars.
- Liaise with other IOM sectors working on the response, including but not limited to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Integrated Border Management (IBM), Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), protection/Shelter.
- Act as a focal point for COVID 19 cross-border activities, identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration and response capacity with Migration Health programmes in neighbouring countries.
- In coordination with Migration Health Coordinator, provide guidance on adjustments to IOM’s approach and COVID 19 response strategy for the response based on epidemic trends, emerging issues, and lessons learned.
- Work closely with Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Geographic Information System (GIS) team to improve on quality of all internal and external COVID 19 response outputs and data collection tools.
- Build the technical capacity of COVID19 team on programming: program monitoring, reporting, and technical support, including participatory mapping exercises.
- Develop periodic reports for the donor on programme delivery, including interim and final reports to donors in coordination with the Migration health Coordinator and Programme Support Unit.
- Undertake duty travel related to programme assessment, liaison with counterparts such as donors, problem solving and new programme developments, as required.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution1 with at least seven years of professional experience; or
• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or other related fields from an accredited academic institution1 with five years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in coordination of communicable disease outbreak response activities, humanitarian emergencies at international level;
• Experience in evaluating health programmers and protocols will be an added value;
• Operational and field experience in health-related issues in migration and/or displaced persons, Programme development, outbreak response, migration health, including conceptualization, analysis and implementation of Programme; International public health and resource mobilization;
• Previous experience in international organization is required.
• Knowledge of structures and function of national and international health agencies, donors and organizations;
• Excellent computer skills, especially in MS Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Internet Explorer.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
This position is based in Tunis, Tunisia; with possible relocation to Libya if and when the situation is conducive.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 July 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 13.07.2020 to 26.07.2020
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
Requisition: VN 2020 136 Migration Health Officer (COVID 19) (P3) IOM Libya in Tunis, Tunisia
Posting: Posting NC56513287 (56513287) Released
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